Bombay HC Restrains Vijaypat Singhania From Publishing Autobiography Till March 13 [Read Order]

Bombay HC Restrains Vijaypat Singhania From Publishing Autobiography Till March 13 [Read Order]

The Bombay High Court has restrained Vijaypat Singhania, Raymond Limited's former chairman and managing director, from publishing his autobiography "The Incomplete Man" till March 13.

The autobiography is the subject of two suits for an injunction—one initiated by Raymond Limited in Thane and the other by Raymond Group chairman and Vijaypat's estranged son Gautam Singhania in a Mumbai court.

On Wednesday, Justice Sandeep K Shinde ordered, "Till 13th March, 2019 the applicant herein shall not publish his book which is the subject of the pending suit before the Civil Judge Senior Division, Thane."

On March 13, the high court will hear arguments on Vijaypat's plea for transfer of suit from the Thane court to Mumbai civil court.

The matter before the Thane court is listed for February 28.

In the suit pending in the Thane court, Raymond Limited, represented by Senior Advocate Girish Godbole, briefed by KN Legal led by Kartik Nayar along with Rishab Kumar and Sarthak Malhotra, has sought a pre-publication injunction on the autobiography on the ground that it contains defamatory contents, confidential information and other trade secrets.

The company has also alleged that the autobiography titled as 'The Incomplete Man' is an obvious reference to the company's tagline 'The Complete Man' and hence, disparages the company's registered trademarks.

The father and the son have been embroiled in a legal battle over a duplex apartment in the 36-storey JK House in the posh Malabar Hills.

Read the Order Here